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Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory Test | Final Test - Hard

Peter Barry
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Final Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the narrator, all of the following authors were major proponents of ecocriticism except for whom?



2. Peter Barry states that ________ is best understood by seeing it initially in the context of its own origins within feminism in the 1980s.



3. According to Peter Barry, the aim of Marxism was to bring about a ________ society, based on the common ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange.



4. According to the narrator, post-colonial critics would discuss the representation of what country in Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness"?



5. The British critic ________ described cultural materialism as "a politicized form of historiography."



Essay Topics

Analyze and describe the organizational structure of New Historicism theory.

Explain Edgar Allan Poe's impact on structuralism. Be sure to cite Poe's literary works and discuss how they fit into the structuralist theory.

Describe and discuss how and why Sigmund Freud is relevant to literary theory. Give at least five supporting examples that indicate that relevance.

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